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So That’s What I Should Have Done…

RNAi can be a powerful tool, says Keith Robison, but bad papers are still out there because the methodologies were not completely refined. At Omics! Omics!, he rounds up two papers that analyze RNAi data. One focuses on noise and the other take looks at genome-wide data.

Hopefully a look at this guide will save your paper from being one of the “bad” ones.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.